Fasting … Ugh! Not much fun.
For some individuals, this may be the response to the first Sunday of the month when we are asked to abstain from food and water for 24 hours (unless there are extenuating circumstances). Then we donate the money that we would have spent on the two missed meals in that 24-hour period — and to be generous in our giving — as a fast offering to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be used by local leaders to assist those in need. It is a sublime practice, both efficient and effective in its ability to achieve its charitable end.